Généralités sur l'art

  • The groundbreaking sculptor's most comprehensive monograph to date.

    Jean-Michel Othoniel is an artist who creates sculptures that explore themes of fragility, transformation, and ephemerality. Using the repetition of such modular elements as bricks or beads, his work deploys various strategies that hint at loss and despair - cracks in his objects' perfect surfaces, negative spaces and, early in his career, transient materials such as sulfur. The most authoritative study of the artist's work to date, it includes intimate gallery pieces as well as monumental public commissions around the world.

  • An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present.

    Life Meets Art is an unparalleled behind-thescenes tour of some of the most fascinating, inspirational and unique home interiors in the world. The living spaces of hundreds of the globe's most talented people in the spheres of art, design, fashion, literature, music, and fi lm, here provide inspiration for anyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design and the myriad possibilities for home decor. It's a fascinating glimpse into the homes of some of the greatest creatives in history - painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, fashion designers, composers, musicians, architects, and more.

  • A behind-the-scenes look at leading contemporary artists at work, with original art projects to recreate at home.

    Open Studio goes behind closed doors with a host of prominent visual artists to capture them in the act of creation as they draw, paint, sculpt, or design an original project for readers to then recreate themselves at home. Showcasing the artists' working environments and specifi c processes, this innovative book leads us step-by-step through each artist's project and supplies pull-out templates and other essential elements. The result is sure to inspire people everywhere to blaze their own creative trails.

  • The fi rst true monograph on the work of celebrated French conceptual artist and sculptor Bernar Venet.

    Bernar Venet is one of France's most celebrated living artists. Having emerged from the late 1960s avant-garde scene in New York, Venet developed a personal aesthetic based on an innovative use of mathematics and science, where control, chance, and chaos converge to form a fi ne equilibrium while investigating their relationship with the environment. Conversant in many media, Venet is mostly known for his monumental outdoor sculptures in major cities worldwide and, in fall 19, his Arc Majeur is due for completion at a site in Belgium - at almost 200 feet in height (60 metres), Venet's sculpture will be taller than New York's Statue of Liberty.

  • Yoshitomo Nara

    Yeewan Koon

    The definitive book on the life and career of internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

    Yoshitomo Nara rose to prominence in the mid-1990s, a star in a generation of avant-garde Japanese artists associated with the neo-pop 'Superflat' movement. This book, made in close collaboration with Nara himself, explores more than three decades of his work - and is the first truly authoritative monograph on the artist in more than a decade. Written by art historian Yeewan Koon and featuring texts by Nara, it includes his most recent work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics.

  • The fi rst comprehensive collection of Nest, the magazine that revolutionized the way we look at interior space and decoration.

    The brainchild of artist and designer Joe Holtzman, Nest magazine, published from 1997 to 2004, eschewed the conventionally beautiful luxury interiors of other magazines and instead featured non-traditional, exceptional, and unusual environments. The Best of Nest, created by master bookmaker Todd Oldham, includes selections from all 26 issues in a series of portfolios featuring the work of writers and photographers such as Michael Cunningham, Patti Smith, Nan Goldin, and Derry Moore. Holtzman also contributes an essay offering a look behind the scenes of each issue.

  • Anglais The art book


    A brand-new revised and updated edition of Phaidon's accessible, acclaimed A-Z guide to the most important artists of all time.

    Updated for only the third time in its 16-year history, this new edition of the award-winning landmark publication has been refreshed with more than 40 important new artists, including many previously overlooked and marginal practitioners. The new edition spotlights more than 600 great artists from medieval to modern times. Breaking with traditional classifi cations, it throws together brilliant examples from all periods, schools, visions, and techniques, presenting an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich, multifaceted culture.

  • Francis Bacon

    Martin Hammer

    L'oeuvre de Francis Bacon (1909-1992) incarne l'angoisse existentielle de la condition humaine moderne.
    Ses images saisissantes de visages hurlants et de corps torturés semblent symboliser les tourments et le désespoir de l'humanité au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale ; mais elles témoignent également d'une technique évoquant celle de grands maîtres de la peinture comme Titien, Velázquez et Rembrandt.
    Exprimant des émotions violentes et réprimées, son oeuvre met aussi en scène les échos de sa vie de bohème dans le quartier interlope de Soho, aux côtés de Lucian Freud et de John Deakin, qu'il a souvent utilisés comme modèles dans ses tableaux.

  • The first comprehensive survey to explore the rich and complex history of contemporary Korean art - an incredibly timely topic.
    Starting with the armistice that divided the Korean Peninsula in 1953, this one-of-a-kind book spotlights the artistic movements and collectives that have flourished and evolved throughout Korean culture over the past seven decades - from the 1950s avant-garde through to the feminist scene in the 1970s, the birth of the Gwangju Biennale in the 1990s, the lesser known North Korean art scene, and all the artists who have emerged to secure a place in the international art world.

  • Anglais Lucian Freud : a life


    A breathtaking visual biography of Freud, told through his own words, unpublished private photographs, and painted portraits This unprecedented look at the private life of Lucian Freud begins with childhood snapshots and ends with rarely seen photographs made in his studio in the last weeks of his life. In between, the life of one of the most important artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is vividly documented - through family photos, in images of the painter in his studio with some of his most celebrated sitters, and in portraits by his peers, first among them Francis Bacon.

  • Updated and revised, Art & Queer Culture is a comprehensive and definitive survey of artworks that have constructed, contested, or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality.
    Rather than focusing exclusively on artists who self-identify as gay or lesbian, Art & Queer Culture instead traces the shifting possibilities and constraints of sexual identity that have provided visual artists with a rich creative resource over the last 130 years - and it does so in an accessible, authoritative voice, and with a wealth of rarely-seen imagery.

  • The first and much anticipated monograph on the groundbreaking work of one of today's most celebrated multimedia artists.
    French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar creates environments and situations in which she uses her own body to examine the dual experience of vulnerability and empowerment that results from acts of exposing oneself to the world. Evolving through a range of media such as performance, video, installation, sound, and literature, her work considers the fluid border between public and private space, challenging conventions related to the body, sexuality, power relations, and institutional spaces. This is the first book to document her remarkable career.

  • The first book to explore the fascinating career and fantasy-driven worlds created by the acclaimed Argentinean artist.

    Adrián Villar Rojas's works concoct imaginary realms. Usually made from clay, his colossal installations are transitory and so cannot be collected, as they disappear or decay over time. His practice confronts the public with ideas of obsolescence and extinction, but also with the possibilities of humankind and its endless imagination. This is the first book to include all of Villar Rojas' most significant projects, featured in international biennials such as Venice, Documenta, Shanghai, and others.

  • A fresh and unconventional approach to exploring 6,000 years of art history through 800 masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Featuring more than 800 artworks from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this groundbreaking book - organized by thematic keywords - draws upon The Met's online Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - offering fresh, unconventional ways of engaging with visual culture.
    Discover how artists see the world and inspire each other with common themes and sensibilities, materials and techniques. Flowers, for example, have been seen in art for millennia - from Tutankhamun to the Dutch Golden Age, from Van Gogh's still lifes to Georgia O'Keeffe's monumental close-ups. Seen side by side, Art = reveals new connections between artists of different times and places, offering a fresh perspective on beloved works.
    Beyond the wealth of 1,000 illustrations arranged by theme, dive deeper into art history with 160 engaging and enlightening essays written by experts at the museum, to create your own personal tour through this unsurpassed collection.
    A foldout, detachable timeline offering further perspective is also included.

  • This thorough, multifaceted assessment of Raymond Pettibon's entire career to date includes nearly 700 images, contributions from important figures in the art-historical and cultural fields, and a recent interview with the artist.
    Beginning with childhood drawings, the book moves through to his mature work, which embraces both high and low culture.

    Includes ink drawings, paintings, wall drawings, comics, videos, and more, spanning half a century, from the time Pettibon was a child to contemporary work, which takes inspiration from literature, politics, sports, art history, and sexuality.
    - Features a title on the front cover and spine that was hand lettered by the artist and nearly 200 never- before-published works and items of ephemera.
    - The book accompanies a major survey exhibition at the New Museum, New York, opening February 2017 and travelling to Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, The Netherlands in summer 2017, with a simultaneous sister show at the Garage Museum in Moscow in spring 2017.
    - Pettibon is represented by David Zwirner, New York, London, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.

  • The ultimate reference on one of the most infl uential product designers of all time.

    For more than sixty years Dieter Rams has defi ned the look, feel, and function of some of the world's best-loved consumer items. Using his 'ten principles for good design' as a philosophy and practice for improving the industry in a more holistic, responsible way, Rams has built a reputation with global resonance. Here, for the fi rst time, is a catalogue raisonné of every product that he has designed in his lifetime - a true celebration of his seminal contribution to the fi eld of industrial and product design.

  • Andy Warhol

    Joseph Ketner

    Aucun artiste n'a autant fasciné le public qu'Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Ses oeuvres sont emblématiques de la culture pop. En abolissant la frontière entre art "noble" et art commercial, il a exercé une influence considérable sur le monde de l'art.
    Richement illustré, ce volume retrace l'ensemble de la trajectoire de Warhol, de ses tableaux de boîte de soupe Cambpell's ou de billets de banque aux séries de portraits de stars américaines comme Marilyn Monroe et Elvis Presley. Analysant aussi bien les créations de l'atelier de Warhol (la fameuse Factory) que ses expériences cinématographiques et ses performances multimédia, ce livre constitue une présentation idéale de sa vie et de son oeuvre.

  • Greek-born Jannis Kounellis was one of the key artists in the Arte Povera movement, and this book puts his career into context as never before. Following his breakthrough in the late 1960s in Rome, when he questioned the traditionally sterile environment of the gallery by exhibiting live animals within its walls, Kounellis went on to include diverse materials in his work, including fire, earth, gold, wood, and charcoal, quickly establishing himself as one of the most innovative sculptors of our time.

    Over the course of his long and successful career, Jannis Kounellis had many books and exhibition catalogues to his name but only a few in English.
    This book will be the final, most comprehensive book ever made of his work - Features writings by the artist and a collection of tributes from people who have known and worked with him over the years, including Pierre Audi, David Hammons, Gloria Moure, Giulio Paolini, Vassili Vassilikos, and many others - Timed to coincide with a posthumous exhibition at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, and a retrospective at Tate Modern, London

  • Jessica Stockholder has long broken down the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and architecture to explore the body in social and cultural space - using found objects intertwined with profusions of vivid hues. This revised, updated edition spotlights the extraordinary evolution of her career, and examines the pivotal role she has played in shaping some of the most fundamental ideas around which contemporary sculpture and painting revolve today.

  • The first encompassing publication on the work of the groundbreaking American artist Adam Pendleton.

    Adam Pendleton's original and powerful body of work has been described as the embodiment of a new era. His multifaceted projects, which include painting, collage, film, and publishing, re-contextualize historical and theoretical positions on abstraction, blackness, and the avant-garde. Working predominantly in blackand- white, Pendleton often creates 'total works' that envelop viewers and push the limits of contemporary discourse.

  • Anglais Vitamin P3


    Despite its long history, painting continues to evolve and excite, with new generations taking it in unexpected directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal for collectors and still dominates the art market. Vitamin P3 takes the conversation forward, spotlighting more than 100 outstanding artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium of paint. In its new paperback format, it's sure to inspire a wider-than-ever audience

  • A global survey of more than 100 artists, chosen by art-world professionals for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles.

    Celebrating tapestry, embroidery, stitching, textiles, knitting, and knotting as used by visual artists worldwide, Vitamin T is the latest in the celebrated series in which leading curators, critics, and art professionals nominate living artists for inclusion. As boundaries between art and craft have blurred, artists have increasingly embraced these materials and methods, with the resulting works being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums worldwide. Vitamin T is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - the first of its kind.